glad you got it working.
If the values are for all users in the database then you'd typically want to use applicationScope. If the values are user specific then year sessionScope is what you want to use. Just remember that sessionScope is really more like "browserScope". Meaning if you set a sessionScope variable and a user logs out and a different user logs back in right away values from the 1st user might survive if you don't clear and/or overwrite them yourself.